We had a few earthquakes on thursday. The first one was M 5.8 (I think) and tried to tip the tanks and stand over but luckily the door stands opened and held the stand up on a weird angle. Then after a few small aftershocks, another one came along, this guy was a M 6. I was sitting outside enjoing m icecream in the sun when it came at first it was nothing special then I heard the smashing of glass... and sure enough my little juvies and 3 adults were flopping around all over the ground.
So I had to scoop them up amongst the glass shards and drop them into my dogs water bowl. Finding them all was really hard and most of them ended up under the couch. Power went out as well so I couldnt heat their water. I chucked them into 2 tiny spare tanks I found outside and put it into the glasshouse to try and heat it up.
My bf had power so I smuggled them to his house later and had a good look at them...they were all covered in scratches and looked very upset with themselves but the next day they all perked up and ate a good meal of tubifex worms, and the male adult blew a little nest for the ladies he now has to share his tank with.
Anyways, I learnt that bettas are so much more hardy then I gave credit for.
From being thrown out of a warm tank across the room, cut up by glass, left flopping on the ground for 10 mins and then dumped into cold water...
These are my last two tanks and left...they better not break